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Commentaries are written by the Contributing Editors or other invited authors. The Editors will also consider unsolicited submissions. Please contact the Editor prior to submission for approval.Manuscript format will follow the ICJME Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly work in Medical Journals.
The required article template may be downloaded here. Please follow the instructions included in the document comments.
Please ensure that all of the following information is fully and correctly entered into the submission system database when making the original submission. This text should be correct for publication:
title; full author name(s); affiliation(s)*; contact email address
*(for affiliation, please include department, institution, city, country)
Author information (optional)
If you wish to provide a short biographical statement regarding the author(s), please provide this in the appropriate section of the author profile.
The brief abstract should contain the initial sentence of the commentary summarising the source article.
Please include a list of 3-6 key words after the abstract.
The Abstract and Keywords should also be added to the metadata when making the initial online submission.
There is a summary of the source research article followed by an expert commentary. Typical word counts are less than 500 words, depending on the number of references. Maintaining a single formatted page is required.
The authors(s) must attest that no conflict of interest exists.
Any acknowledgements should be in a separate paragraph, placed after the main text but before the reference list/bibliography.
All references cited within the submission should be listed at the end of the article. Full formatting details are given below.
Please ensure that your work is formatted to the journal style prior to publication. Authors are responsible for ensuring that their manuscripts conform to the journal style. Failure to apply this formatting may result in delayed publication and additional rounds of revision.
Capitalisation of titles
Symbols are permitted within the main text and datasets. For example, percentages (%) and per mil (‰) are allowed.Currencies
Please use single quotation marks except for quotes within another speech, in which case double quotation marks are used.
Acronyms & Abbreviations
With abbreviations, the crucial goal is to ensure that the reader – particularly one who may not be fully familiar with the topic or context being addressed – is able to follow along. Spell out almost all acronyms on first use, indicating the acronym in parentheses immediately thereafter. Use the acronym for all subsequent references. You do not need to spell out abbreviations for US, UK, EU, UN and DC, as in Washington, DC.
Images & Figures
Images/figures are welcome as long as they provide key information related to your submission. Figures, including graphs and diagrams, must be professionally and clearly presented. If a figure is not easy to understand or does not appear to be of a suitable quality, you will be asked to re-render or omit it.
Please ensure that all figures are cited within the text, in consecutive order (e.g. Figure 1, Figure 2).
NOTE: Please supply all figures separately as supplementary files during the submission process, if possible in colour and at a resolution of at least 300dpi. Each file should not be more than 20MB. Standard formats accepted are: JPG, TIFF, GIF, PNG, EPS.
The same principles which apply to figures apply to tables. They should be necessary and should not repeat significant pieces of information already included in the text.
References are cited in the text in the order that they appear with numeral in parentheses. For example .
References cited within a submission must be listed at the end of the article in the order that they appear. All reading materials should be included in ‘References’ – works which have not been cited within the main text of the article, but which the author wishes to share with the reader, must be cited as additional information in endnotes explaining the relevance of the work. This will ensure that all works within the reference list are correctly cited within the text.
This journal uses the ICJME/NLM system. Please visit the NLM website for updated detailed instructions. See below for simple examples:
NOTE: If multiple authors, please list the first 6 names followed by et al.
NOTE: Please include DOIs for reference entries, where possible.
Murray PR, Rosenthal KS, Kobayashi GS, Pfaller MA. Medical microbiology. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2002.Journal articles:
Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, Marion DW, Palmer AM, Schiding JK, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Res. 2002;935(1-2):40-6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0006-8993(02)02445-9
However, if following this particular system presents real difficulties then please contact the editor so that we can consider your particular circumstances.
At this time, there is no Article Publication Charge (APC) or submission fee.
As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
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